The Problem With "The Rare Earth Hypothesis"

The Rare Earth Hypothesis suggests that our planet may the product of an incredibly improbable sequence of events, and thus perhaps intelligent life is extremely rare in the cosmos. Here we tackle this highly influential idea and the arguments behind it. But, digging deeper, we’ll uncover some problems with the Rare Earth idea – some of which strike to the very core of our scientific quest.

Written & presented by Prof David Kipping

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